Discussion in 'World History' started by Steph, Jan 26, 2006.
Would you have recognized him without that?
The Highlander movies claim this place to be the castle of the MacLeod when historically it is the castle of the MacKenzie.
But it is not Edimburgh (does it look like it )
I'm afraid not...
Never had the pleasure of being there. So I wouldn't know. Just a guess...
2) is Ulan, a light cavalrist with a lance. In English: Lancer.
4) must be Turenne.
8) is Isandlwhana (SP??).
Nice sort of quiz indeed!
Nice, but what are the exlanation of 5, 6 and 7?
L= Ludwig II. of Bavaria (wild guess)?
Nope. Hint : he is not European
Are we waiting for Adler or the solutions to #5, 6 and 7?
#5: Eilean (sp?) Donan.
Correct, it is Elean Donan.
Adler found Austerlitz, so we are waiting for him.
However, I'm disappointed you did not find the answer to the two remaining questions, especially as you now have the first letter to help
I'm disappointed too.
However, I must say that this was indeed a nice twist Steph.
I'll give two additional hints.
IIRC, there is a Visigoth city/town in the 'Fall of Rome' scenario called Rodericfairguni.
Strip fairguni (= mountain?) and you get Roderic.
That's it, Roderic is the lost king of the Visigoth, before the muslim invasion of Spain.
The L is the only one missing
I wanted to wait with another question until this is completely solved. However I will post one tomorrow.
No one? Someone from Senegal, stating with an L, who was elected "Immortel" (in French)?
Léopold Sédar Senghor? I looked at the presidents of Senegal and he is the only one starting with L. I know this was not fair, but I wanted to end this here.
My question comes later today.
That's him. He was the only foreign head of state to be elected an "Immortel", i.e. to become part of "L'Académie Française" (whose members are called "Immortels").
Thanks, Steph. Good new kind of asking questions.
The Prince of Wales has a motto: Ich dien (I serve). Why these German words as motto?
Bcause the motto was originally on the coat-of-arms of the Bohemian king Johan, which The Black Prince, the ruler of Wales, obtained after the battle of Crecy.
Luceafarul is lurking around. So nobody has a chance! Lichtbringer, your turn!
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